Herkimer: The Advent Tree

Herkimer the Magic Christmas Bird

Herkimer the Magic Christmas Bird

Dec. 7: Herkimer the Magic Christmas Bird

This story is the most fun in the Advent Tree collection. And I’m almost sure you’ve never heard it. You see, my sister has researched it and it was only published this one time. My mother, brilliant as she is, saved it. So, unless you happened to read the December 1978 Family Circle Magazine, you have never seen or heard this delightful tale. (I wish they would reintroduce it, because it is a great story that a new generation of children would love.)

It has all the great Disney characters, Mickey Mouse, Goofy, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, and Clara Bell Cow, who various family members imitate each year as we read. The artistry is brilliant. The story touching. And Herkimer is indeed the Magic Christmas Bird. Please read this delightful tale about two woodcutters, mungo beans, and a beautiful bird who wants to save his home and much more.

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St. Nicholas Day: The Advent Tree

Who recognizes the shoe from their childhood? It was a nice touch by my mom, don't you think.

Who recognizes the shoe from their childhood? It was a nice touch by my mom, don’t you think?

Dec. 5: St. Nicholas Day

A great story to share a classic holiday tradition and to keep kids focused on good behavior. Little Man and I had a heart to heart after reading this one. He is so energetic and focused on himself that following rules are of little importance to him until something is taken away. And he’s getting a lot of things taken away as of late. Let’s hope this had the same effect on him as it always had on a little energetic, self-focused me. One can hope!

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Retyped from a clipping

Retyped from a clipping